Chicago Bears to open season at home against Atlanta Falcons

Modesto Morganelli
Aprile 21, 2017

These two teams met in the 2016 regular season, with Seattle making a fourth quarter comeback to win, 26-24. Couple this on top of next week's NFL Draft and enjoy it before the long drought of the summer to come. Keep an eye on the schedule in terms of their contests within the division. We're about to find out. Bye week is November 5.

Looking to rebound from last year's 3-13 record won't be easy for the Bears, who are the only National Football League team that will open its season by playing four straight opponents that had winning records in 2016.

The Steelers will reportedly play the Houston Texans on Christmas day on the road and that's a Monday game.

The Dolphins last year made the playoffs for the first time since 2008, and if they have any lofty designs on unseating the Patriots in the AFC East, this could be the game that does it. Miami lost their home game against New England last year by 21 points.

The last time the Bears played Carolina at all, was in 2014 in a 31-24 loss on the road. Week 1 against the Atlanta Falcons is no exception.

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The Chicago Bears will open their 2017 regular season against the Atlanta Falcons at Soldier Field.

The defending champs open their title defense with a Chiefs team that went 12-4 and won the AFC West past year. In a repeat of last season, the Bears travel to Green Bay to take on the Packers on CBS/NFL Network's Thursday Night Football, followed by a home game on ESPN's Monday Night Football against the Minnesota Vikings. The last time the Bears and Packers played a night contest at Soldier Field, was a 2010 early season Monday night game. The Aaron Rodgers factor lives on.

Luckily for the Bears, they will have two fairly easy games in December against Cleveland and San Francisco.

Teinowitz now reports that Chicago will travel to Philadelphia in Week 12 on Thanksgiving weekend. The Bears beat the Steelers 40-23 in a nightmare game for the black and yellow.

Biggs reports the Bears' full September schedule and it includes a Week 2 date on September 17th with the Buccaneers in Tampa Bay.

After that, its home for the Steelers and a Thursday night match-up in Lambeau.

Given that Chicago only plays Pittsburgh once every four years, there isn't much history as with NFC or divisional teams.

The Bears will have some extra prep time to get ready for the Monday night match up with Minnesota and I think perhaps the Bears could steal this one at home.

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